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Hedgehoppers Anonymous – It's Good News Week lyrics

It's good news week
Someone's dropped a bomb somewhere
Contaminating atmosphere
And blackening the sky

It's good news week
Someone's found a way to give
The rotting dead a will to live
Go on and never die

Have you heard the news
What did it say?
Who's won that race?
What's the weather like today?

It's good news week
Families shake the need for gold
By stimulating birth control
We're wanting less to eat

It's good news week
Doctors finding many ways
Of wrapping brains on metal trays
To keep us from the heat

It's good news week
Someone's dropped a bomb somewhere
Contaminating atmosphere
And blackening the sky

It's good news week
Someone's found a way to give
The rotting dead a will to live
Go on and never die

Have you heard the news
What did it say?
Who's won that race?
What's the weather like today?
What's the weather like today?

It's good news week
Families shake the need for gold
By stimulating birth control
We're wanting less to eat

It's good news week
Doctors finding many ways
Of wrapping brains on metal trays
To keep us from the heat
To keep us from the heat
To keep us from the heat



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    OldHippie_Dude
    I think this song (with these original lyrics) came out in 1965. A contemporary song, "Eve of Destruction" by Barry Mcguire was on a similar theme. The Viet Nam War was just heating up. I was in high school and just fledging my liberal wings. This song, the one I mentioned, and Dylan's "like a Rolling Stone" were the most important songs of my awakening. "It's Good News Week" reflected the nightly body counts on the news. It's mention of famines and birth control got
    it quickly banned in mid-America. Idiot religion then and still does hold sway in this ignorance darkened country. I just sigh and go on to mention the science fiction realities touched upon in the bit of genius that this song is: Global warming, blind technology, and out-of-control capitalism. Great song.
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    Dude, I think your date is about right. I recall this song being the intro to TW3 (That Was The Week That Was), which was a news parody well before Saturday Night Live or even Laugh-In. I was 13 at the time and my parents let me watch nothing even remotely controversial, but turned away when I sat, cross-legged, in front of the old black-and-white, while this was on. (No idea why or why not) David Frost was on TW3 along with some other notables my feeble old brain has forgotten.
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